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 William Thomas Mayo

William Thomas Mayo

Weakley County, Tennessee, USA
Death 20 Oct 1918 (aged 33)
Union City, Obion County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 52921151 · View Source
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His Last Words Were Consoling

The remains of William T. Mayo, accompanied by his sorrowing young wife and children, his bereaved mother and father and an escort of the Union City Home guards reached Dresden last Saturday afternoon at 4:15 from Union City, and were met at the depot by a large number of friends, who tenderly carried the casket to the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.T. Mayo.

Will Mayo died at his home in Union City Sunday morning, after a brief illness of pneumonia. On Wednesday before his death he went to his office at the wholesale grocery house, but was forced to give up and go home. Pneumonia developed in both lungs, and though a robust, stout young man, he soon succumbed to the terrible malady that is claiming numberless victims throughout the land. He remained conscious up to the very last moment, and only a short while before death, left this consoling expression to loved ones--

"My spirit is in another world, but my body is here."

Will Mayo was an energetic, ambitious young man. In Union City, where he has resided for the past five years, he held a responsible position with the wholesale grocery company, and the reports that have come back home were most assuring. He soon made friends there, as he did here, and was rated one of the most popular young men there. The hours were never too long for him. He loved his work and remained with it faithfully, uncomplainingly and loyally, and his employers speak in most complimentary terms of him.

Several years ago Will was happily united in marriage to Miss Virgie Buckley, daughter of Esq. J.M. Buckley, of Palmersville. Three bright, beautiful children survive this union.

Funeral services were conducted from the residence of Rev. and Mrs. G.T. Mayo Monday afternoon by Rev. Harry a Todd, of Union City. Interment at the Dresden cemetery, where the many and handsome floral offerings attested the popularity of this most exemplary young man.

A full measure of sympathy goes out to the bereaved young wife and fatherless children, and especially to the father and mother, the two faraway brothers in France and the sisters, all of whom have known much sorrow lately.

The Dresden Enterprise
October 25, 1918

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  • Created by: Michael J. Rea
  • Added: 27 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52921151
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Thomas Mayo (10 Aug 1885–20 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52921151, citing Sunset Cemetery, Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Michael J. Rea (contributor 47214779) .